ERIC Number: ED214865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
The Effective Teacher. Position Paper.
Teacher Education Conference Board, Albany, NY.
Effective teachers not only remain abreast of new developments in their fields, but strive toward increased mastery of teaching skills by continually extending and refining the specialized knowledge acquired prior to entering the profession. Teachers are expected to lead active intellectual lives and to evince a breadth of erudition that will furnish students with a model of cultivated intellect. The effective teacher participates in periodic review of educational goals with sensitivity to changing societal circumstances and requirements. Effective teachers plan carefully both what is to happen in their classrooms and what is to result from it, so that precious class time will not be wasted for lack of preparation. They exhibit flexibility in taking advantage of unexpected opportunities for enrichment and in dealing with students' difficulties when they become evident. Effective teachers make their influence felt both in the formal deliberations of the faculty and its committees and in informal discussions and conversations among colleagues. To remain at the forefront of their craft, effective teachers take full advantage of the resources offered by professional associations and unions. They are ambassadors of education in the communities in which they teach or reside, helping their fellow citizens to understand what the schools are trying to do and accomplish, learning what is expected of the schools, and working with the community to improve the schools. (JD)
Descriptors: Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Outcomes of Education, Peer Relationship, Self Esteem, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Associations, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teacher Education Conference Board, Albany, NY.